View Full Version : [ubuntu] No Network Manager Applet in Ibex

November 28th, 2008, 03:15 PM
I just upgraded to Ibex from Hardy and I have lost my network manager applet. I had VPN working flawlessly in Hardy (I know there have been lots of similar problems) but now I don't even have the GNOME applet where I can click and select "connect to VPN". What happened to this?

The only remotely similar applet that I can see is network monitor, but clicking on this only brings up the connection properties for my eth0 connection. Am I missing something really simple?

November 28th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Oops, I think I found some helpful posts elsewhere. I was leaving "applet" out of my searches so I couldn't find an appropriate answer in the forums. Sorry for the message board clutter...

November 28th, 2008, 03:23 PM
If you've found an answer, maybe you should post the link to the thread with it. Just a suggestion though...

November 28th, 2008, 03:24 PM
OK, I found some partial help in this post:

Ok I figure part of the question: There is no right-click menu item on network status icon because it is gnome-network-status-applet but not nm-applet so then the question is HOW to get nm-applet on the panel? shouldnt it be automatically?

(from: http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=979680 )

But it's only a partial answer. What happened to the network applet and how can I get the functionality from the previous Hardy applet in Ibex?

November 28th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Well, I think the problem is fixed (for now). I finally dug up about a zillion launchpad entries dealing with network-manager applet. Here's a link for anyone interested:


Not sure why these didn't show up in all of my Googling.